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October 2016
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mandayCity Council Recognizes Contribution of Manufacturers with Proclamation

Manufacturing Day occurs the first Friday of October each year to celebrate modern manufacturing and to inspire future generations of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day gives manufacturers the opportunity to tell stories by showcasing their businesses in one coordinated effort. With nearly 100 manufacturing companies located in the city, City Council passed a proclamation on October 3 recognizing the importance of manufacturing to Commerce City. Local manufacturer Mile High Orthotics and Manufacturer's Edge accepted the proclamation on behalf of all of the manufacturing companies in the city. Other events across Commerce City include a facility tour and manufacturing expo at Sashco, Inc. on October 6. To find out more information about Manufacturing Day events click here.manufacturer day
mhgpNeighbors of Mile High Greyhound Park Get Glimpse of Proposed Development Plan at Meeting

The City of Commerce City and REGen, LLC hosted a neighborhood meeting in September to share updates and invite public opinion on the proposed Mile High Greyhound Park redevelopment, a 65-acre site in the heart of the city. Attendees previewed concepts for the proposed land use and zoning plans which illustrate a mixture of residential, commercial, and academic uses. The training and education quadrant will include a partnership with an educational provider. The retail and commercial areas will include a mixture of large and small format retail - pad sites for restaurants and a hotel. Residential neighborhoods will include a diverse mix of multi-family, single-family, and senior housing. For more information about the proposed development, click here.
sbdcSBDC Conference Offers Tips and Tools for Small Business

The North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a small business conference for Adams County on October 7 at Front Range Community College - Westminster Campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave. Small business owners and representatives can learn more about overtime rules, reducing risk in business, online marketing strategies, and the Adams County Microloan Fund, in multiple breakout sessions during the day. Commerce City Senior Economic Development Specialist William Consuegra will be speaking on the Economic Development panel about the resources that economic development organizations can provide for small businesses. To register click here.
commcollegeJob Training Program Grants Available - Applications Due Dec 9!  

Applications are due on December 9 for the fall round of applications for Colorado's job training program grants. Colorado's job training programs provide incentives to foster business growth and retention. These programs provide grants for companies that are locating to or expanding in Colorado. These are competitive grants offered up to $1,200 per employee for companies relocating or expanding in Colorado and $1,000 for existing Colorado companies. For more information on requirements and eligibility click here.
building Large Office Building for Sale Near Transit Stop

Adams County is selling a 69,000 square-foot office building that is located across the street from the commuter rail station at E. 72nd Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. This station will be on the North Metro Rail Line, scheduled to open in 2018 with a direct route to Denver's Union Station. Built in 1980, the building sits on over 4 acres. For more information contact Wendy Weiss at Guidance Corporate Realty Advisors.
everistL.G. Everist Celebrates 140 Years in Business

L.G Everist, Inc. celebrated 140 years in business on September 9. Mayor Ford and Mayor Pro Tem Bullock were in attendance at the Mountain Division Office at 7321 E 88th Avenue to celebrate.

Founded in 1876, L.G. Everist is the industry of producing, selling, and delivering rock and sand. Today, L.G. Everist has grown into a fifth-generation, family owned business that was built through multiple generations who saw opportunities to grow while playing a crucial role providing natural resources in a global supply chain. Congratulations L.G. Everist!

siteselectorsSite Selectors Learn More about the Region's Competitive Attributes During Conference

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and economic development partners from throughout the region, hosted nine site selection consultants during the Metro Denver Site Selection Conference from September 14-18. These consultants are key advisors to Fortune 500 companies considering corporate relocations and expansions that would bring new jobs and capital investment to the metropolitan area. Commerce City's Economic Development Division participates in this annual event which is the region's most effective strategy for marketing the metropolitan region's attributes to site selectors. The conference has resulted in $545 million in net new investment and more than 14,000 new jobs in the region in the past five years according to the Metro Denver EDC.

The conference concluded with a breakfast panel discussion with the consultants as they shared their impressions of the metropolitan area and provided feedback on how the region compared to other cities like Austin, Phoenix, Portland, and Dallas. "In a global market it's about connectivity," said John Rocca, managing director with JLL in Los Angeles. "And Denver International Airport (DEN) is well-positioned to provide such connectivity to metro Denver." Mike Quint, senior vice president with Jackson & Cooksey in Dallas, expanded on this, comparing DEN to Dallas/Fort Worth, noting its impact as an economic driver in the region for the last 30 years. While much of the discussion focused on site selection criteria for attraction of new businesses, the panel was unanimous in their opinion that communities must continue to work closely with their current businesses positioned for expansion and job growth.
retailRetail Corner

Bella Yoga Hosts 7-Year Anniversary Celebration

Bella Yoga, 9459 Longs Peak Drive, hosted a 7-year anniversary celebration on October 1 at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at 12 p.m. Mayor Ford and Councilwoman Carson were in attendance to celebrate. Michelle Klabon, Owner of Bella Yoga, discovered yoga in response to her rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis at a young age. She took the leap from enthusiastic yoga student to train to be a yoga instructor in 2009 while owning a heating and air conditioning business and raising two young sons. After teaching at recreation centers and martial arts studios in the area, she opened her own studio. Over seven years of teaching, 4000 hours of teaching, and almost 7 years in business later, Bella Yoga is now preparing for its fifth teacher training in January 2017. Congratulations Bella Yoga!



Commerce City Economic Development Division
City of Commerce City
7887 E. 60th Ave
Phone: 303-289-3620 
Events Calendar
North Metro SBDC - Adams County Small Business Conference
October 7
Front Range Community College 
3645 West 112th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
8:30 a.m - 5 p.m.
Register here.

Startup Orientation
10 a.m. - Noon
Spanish: October 13
English: November 10
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register here
Fee: None

Adelante Community Development Workshops
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Healthcare: October 11
Accounting and Taxes: November 8
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: Call 720-379-3815

Leading Edge: Business Planning Boot Camp
October 6, 5 sessions ending November 3
6 - 8 p.m.
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco Street

New Business Licenses


Sparkles Laundry Service

D & H Heating and Air

First Choice Tax Services

Redmark CNG Services, LLC

The Spice Guy

JR Repair Services

Rock Bottom Roasters